- botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’
- perennial zones 7-9
- height 36-48″
- spacing 36-48″ apart
- full sun tolerant, partial shade
- dry-average, well-drained soil
- flower color blue
- uses in garden: great in containers, cut foliage, drought tolerant, evergreen, fragrant,
- use in chicken, fish, lamb, rice, tomato dishes, herb butters, potpourri and sachets
- attracts honey bees
- deer resistant, repels carrot flies outdoors and moths indoors
*Please note: our 2015 shipping season for organic herbs and vegetables is over. We accept plant orders at any time of the year, however, and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy. “Why we only ship in April and May.”
Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April/May 2016. Many of our customers shop this way to take advantage of this year’s pricing. By pre-ordering, customers this year saved more than $3 on shipping costs and $.50 on every plant. For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.”
Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a tall and stately variety of Rosemary that will reach up to 48 inches tall. It has broad, fragrant leaves which are great for potpourri. Tuscan Blue has a lemony tang that goes along with its pine flavor and scent. It is not as harsh a taste as most other varieties and partners well with chicken, lamb, and fish. Find great Rosemary recipes here!
Rosemary likes well drained, average to dry soil. It prefers a sheltered position such as on the south or southwest side of a wall or foundation. It tolerates part shade, but the flavor of the plant may be weakened if it doesn’t get enough sun. Prune the plants after flowering. In the summer, fertilize potted plants after the flowers have appeared. As with all varieties of Rosemary, it performs very well in pots and may be brought indoors for winter use.
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Preferred method – propagate new plants by cuttings so they stay true to type. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer for next year’s growth.